Mogao Caves is also known as the Thousand Buddha Cave, and the scenic area consists of the Mogao Grottoes Digital Exhibition Center and the Mogao Grottoes. It has a large number of murals, grottoes, cultural relics, etc. It is a world-famous Buddhist art destination.
Mogao Cave is the preferred place to play in Dunhuang, when you make a trip there, first of all, you need watch the movie in the exhibition center to understand the history of Buddhism in Dunhuang for thousands of years, then take a shuttle bus to see the vast and rich grotto and mural art.
Inside the cave, there are Buddha statues, flying heavens, music, fairies, etc. There are of sittings statues which are up to nine stories in height and small bodhisattvas of more than ten centimeters. They are numerous and varied in shape and can be explained one by one during your trip there.
Now under the three-dangerous mountain opposite the Mogao Grottoes, some of the original large caves have been copied, making your trip there more colorful in the Mogao Grottoes.
Official telephone number of Mogao Caves: 0937-882500;0937-8869060
Visiting time for reference: one day
How to go to the Mogao Caves:
You can take a taxi directly in the city, or take the No. 12 bus to the Mogao Grottoes Digital Exhibition Center in front of the Silk Road Yiyuan Hotel.
Mogao Grottoes Tour Ticket: 200 RMB; Foreign Language Tickets: 220 RMB (from Monday to Sunday during May 1st – October 31st)
Mogao Grottoes Tour Ticket: 100 RMB; Foreign Language Tickets: 120 RMB (from Monday to Sunday during November 1st – April 30th of the following year)
The digital display center ticket is 50 yuan.
Foreign language tickets include the 20-yuan foreign language explanation fee.
08:00-18:00 (from Monday to Sunday during May 1st – October 31st)
09:00-17:30 (from Monday to Sunday during November 1st – April 30th of the following year)